[fpc-pascal] FPImage and GetDataLineStart

Sven Barth pascaldragon at googlemail.com
Fri Apr 22 12:58:47 CEST 2011

On 22.04.2011 12:18, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
> Am 22.04.2011 12:06, schrieb michael.vancanneyt at wisa.be:
>> On Fri, 22 Apr 2011, Florian Klämpfl wrote:
>>>> mya.pp(16,12) Error: Operator is not overloaded: "complex" + "complex"
>>>> myb.pp(9,14) Fatal: There were 1 errors compiling module, stopping
>>>> Which is strange to say the least, as the per the definition/intent of
>>>> generics, the code in mya should not know anything about the types that
>>>> will be used when specializing. (in this case complex).
>>>> As per the intent of generics the second program above should compile
>>>> just as well.
>>>> But then different rules will apply for operators and procedure calls:
>>>> - procedure calls must be resolvable at define time
>>>> - Operators must be resolvable at specialization time.
>>>> No principal problem (we can define it so), but strange at least.
>>> It is correct that the second doesn't compile. To make the second
>>> compile, the overloaded operators for the complex type must be defined
>>> inside complex (which was/is? not possible).
>> 1. The + is not defined 'inside' integer either. Why should it be
>> required for a record ?
> Internal types are special.
>>     What kind of strange reasoning is that ?  Are we going to redesign
>> operators for records ?
> For pascal like generics it might be necessary to rethink some design
> considerations, yes.
>>     (I suspect this is why it is possible to add type restrictions in the
>> Delphi/.Net implementations)
>> 2. If I have my own overloaded version of '+' for a record, the above
>> means that it
>>     cannot ever be used for generics, while it will be used for all my
>> other code.
>> Say I define a type, and decide not to put the operators inside the record,
>> for whatever reason. I am happily unaware of generics. Along comes an
>> afficiniado of generics, and wants to use my type in generics, but hits
>> the above problem. He is stuck.
> No. He can define a record helper operator. The question is simple: do
> we want generics behave like macros or more like .Net generics. Some
> hybrid approach is imo wrong.

Before I forget it: Why do you think that a hybrid approach is wrong?


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